After weeks of more time spent planning my trip than painting, I got back in front of the easel and it felt so good.

IMG_2260Last time I pushed this along, it was all about the background. Today I worked on the keys and the stack of papers on the left.

Last week worked on the yellow typewriter, redrawing the poster in the frame on the left, and doing delicious edges on the photo on the right.

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In two pieces of unrelated news, I’m thinking of doing some small paintings of sphinxes. Not sure why, but not sure I have to have a reason either.

The second bit of news is I’ve gotten acceptances from two of the four juries shows I applied to. The jury is still out on the other two, but I am feeling optimistic. I am really glad for the Catch & Release series to have found a venue.